Veteran actress Saira Banu is a Bollywood icon who won hearts during the 1960s and early 1970s. She recently joined the photo-sharing app Instagram and has been sharing unseen photos and anecdotes from her life with her late husband, actor Dilip Kumar. In a recent post, Saira Banu penned a heartfelt note about the great friendship between Dilip Kumar and Sunil Dutt.
Saira Banu wrote that Dilip Kumar and Sunil Dutt were not only neighbors, but also dearest friends. She said that they were both great icons who always came to aid the film fraternity, whether it was a matter of the industry at large or some crisis. She recalled an incident when Dutt met with an unfortunate air crash on his flight back from a function in Shirpur, Maharashtra. Even though Dutt was injured, he did not stop himself from hobbling across with a walking stick to Dilip Kumar’s house to wish him Eid Mubarak. “This was the greatness and camaraderie of Dutt Sahab,” she wrote.
Saira Banu concluded her post by saying that the friendship between Dilip Kumar and Sunil Dutt goes back to a radio interview that Dutt did with Dilip Kumar and Mehboob Khan’s Mother India, wherein Dilip Kumar refused to be cast as Nargis’ son in the same film. Saira Banu’s post is a reminder of the great friendship that existed between two of Bollywood’s biggest icons. It is also a testament to the kind of people they were – always willing to help others, even in the face of adversity.
Veteran actress Saira Banu recently shared a heartwarming story about the friendship between her late husband, Dilip Kumar, and Sunil Dutt. In a post on Instagram, Banu recalled an incident when Dutt met with an unfortunate plane crash while returning from a function in Shirpur, Maharashtra. Even though Dutt was injured, he did not stop himself from hobbling across with a walking stick to Dilip Kumar’s house to wish him Eid Mubarak.
“This was the greatness and camaraderie of Dutt Sahab,” Banu wrote.
Banu’s post was met with a flood of positive reactions from fans. Many praised Dutt for his friendship and dedication to Dilip Kumar.
“This is one of the most heartwarming posts in a long long time,” one fan wrote.
“They both are in one frame…Sahab&sahab,” commented another.
“Wao mam what a wonderful story of a 2 legendry,” wrote a third fan.